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SQL Server datetime formatting

Last Modified: 2017-11-10
Good evening, Gurus,
I need a datetime column to be presented in the 'YYYYMMDD' format.  I've tried all kinds of CONVERT and CAST statements and the results in my target table look like this...  '20171e+007'.  This should be 20171031.  The latest and greatest code =
convert(varchar(10),column_name,112)).  This works fine in a basic SQL script but when loading the value to my table I'm getting the
'20171e+007' value.  The target column is varchar(80).  I've tried DATEPART and just about everything else I can google. Recommendations are very much appreciated!
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